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Public records reveal WA DOR’s thoughts on capital gains income taxes

The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and every state revenue department across the country unequivocally say a capital gains tax is an income tax. Now...Read More

Inslee releases supplemental budget, prioritizes reducing homelessness

In a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Inslee revealed his supplemental budget proposal heading into the 2020 session. Headlining the budget proposal is $319 million...Read More

Morning Wire: Pre-filed bills, Gary Locke, Cyrus Habib, Kristine Reeves

We had a big week last week at Re-Wire, with 250 attendees, 42 elected officials, and many of the conversations teed up for next year’s...Read More

L&I announces new state overtime rules

New rules related to overtime protections and the state minimum wage were announced this week by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I)....Read More

117 bills already introduced during pre-filing period

With the pre-filing period well underway, members of the House and Senate have already introduced a combined total of 117 bills. Pre-filed bills are submitted...Read More

Afternoon Keynote: A Conversation with Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib serves as the President of the Washington State Senate, and serves as the Acting Governor when Gov. Inslee is away from...Read More

2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference Morning Keynote: A Conversation with Gov. Gary Locke

Gov. Gary Locke served as King County Executive, as Secretary of Commerce, and as Ambassador to China. Of course, he also served as a two-term...Read More

2019 Re-wire Policy Conference Lunch Keynote: Looking ahead to the 2020 Legislature

What might we expect from the 2020 legislature? Will we see a significant “lift” in terms of legislation? Will new political contention arise as a...Read More

Rep. Drew Hansen responds to proposed repeal of education investment surcharge

In recent comments made to the Wire, Representative Drew Hansen, Democrat of Bainbridge Island, responded to a bill announced last week that would repeal an...Read More

What You Missed: 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference

We hosted the 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference on December 10th in SeaTac. With over 250 attendees, including over 25 elected officials, this event was one...Read More